One in five voters who cast mail-in ballots during the 2020 presidential election admit to participating in at least one kind of voter fraud, according to a new poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and The Heartland Institute.
Specifically, 21 percent of mail-in voters admitted they filled out a ballot for a friend or family member; 19 percent of mail-in voters admitted that a friend or family member filled out a ballot on their behalf; 17 percent of mail-in voters admitted they voted in a state where they were no longer a permanent resident; and 17 percent of mail-in voters said they signed a ballot for a friend or family member with or without his or her permission.
Each of these instances constitutes voter fraud.
Taking only the first instance, this means that 21 percent of all mail-in ballots were fraudulent in 2020. However, it is important to note this number was likely much higher, because the survey questions were not mutually exclusive. Though there is certainly some crossover between categories, some voters committed fraud by filling out a ballot for a friend or family member, while an entirely different subset of voters committed fraud by casting mail-in ballots in a state in which they were no longer permanent residents.
Using only the most conservative estimate (21 percent), the number of fraudulent ballots is still astronomical. According to election data, 43 percent of 2020 voters cast ballots by mail — by far the largest percentage in U.S. history. Twenty-one percent of that 43 percent mail-in figure yields approximately 9%.
According to the Cook Political Report, 158,397,726 votes were cast for Joe Biden, Donald Trump, or another candidate in 2020. Taking 9 percent of this total, that means more than 14 million ballots cast in 2020 were fraudulent. Again, this is just the most conservative estimate—the total number of fraudulent ballots was likely much higher.
First published at The Blaze.
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